Deadly Dungeon is a new 3D dungeon-crawling hack 'n' slash game for the iPhone and iPod touch. It seems to be somewhat Diablo-esque in the way the dungeon is presented, the real-time enemy combat, and loot collecting. It doesn't appear that there's much in the way of weapons or gear to equip on your warrior, but there are two playable main characters with a female warrior able to be purchased with in-game gold. The graphics and animation shown in the video are really impressive, with huge enemies and nice lighting and magical attacks.

Details from the developer:

  • 8 levels
  • 3 enemy types: Skeletons, Ogres and Goblins
  • Collect gold to unlock extra playable Female Warrior and extra swords
  • 4 magic spells per playable character
  • Great 3d art/animations, music and sound effects
  • OpenFeint achievements and leaderboards integration

While we're certainly impressed with the visuals portrayed in the video, we do have some reservations about the game. First, it doesn't appear that there's much variety in the dark dungeon setting. Playing through 8 levels of the same environment may get monotonous. On that same note, only having 3 different enemies seems a bit lacking, although those huge ogres are pretty cool. It may just be a bit too basic for gamers who are normally into this type of game, although that remains to be seen until we've actually played it. Still, it has a great look to it and a lot of potential. The magic attacks seem interesting and the ability to play as a female character is a nice addition.

Deadly Dungeon was submitted on Sunday for review from Apple. Barring any unforeseen complications, we should be seeing the game arrive in the next week or so. The price is said to be at 99ยข or $1.99, with the possiblility of being free at first release for early adopters. Due to the graphical intensity, it's recommended for newer hardware (2nd generation iPod touch and above). We'll be taking a closer look at the final version when it's available.

  • dumas1000

    This game looks rough, to say the least. Like a tech demo more than a game. It doesn't even seem complete, for all the reasons mentioned above. If it's free, you cannot argue that. But I feel as if only a true dedicated diablo fanboy would actually buy this, in its current state.

  • dumas1000

    This game looks rough, to say the least. Like a tech demo more than a game. It doesn't even seem complete, for all the reasons mentioned above. If it's free, you cannot argue that. But I feel as if only a true dedicated diablo fanboy would actually buy this, in its current state.

  • http://www.grokion.com Jclef

    I'll be buying this one! :)

  • http://www.grokion.com Jclef

    I'll be buying this one! :)

  • Xytraguptorh

    I love the looks of this. For $1 I'll bite for sure. I think the animation looks especially realistic compared to similar games. Hopefully the gameplay as a whole will be fun.

  • Xytraguptorh

    I love the looks of this. For $1 I'll bite for sure. I think the animation looks especially realistic compared to similar games. Hopefully the gameplay as a whole will be fun.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Doesn't look finished.
    Would rather pay more to get a better game.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    Doesn't look finished.
    Would rather pay more to get a better game.

  • SalsaMD

    looks promising, but how about:

    1. Animations for the hero taking a blow/getting knocked over etc,
    2. More agressive enemy attacks
    3. damage sustained when the ogre falls on the hero.

  • SalsaMD

    looks promising, but how about:

    1. Animations for the hero taking a blow/getting knocked over etc,
    2. More agressive enemy attacks
    3. damage sustained when the ogre falls on the hero.

  • MrMuesli

    Interesting little dance routine that Ogre had at the beginning...looks like the much anticipated 'Hokey Cokey' spell made it into the game; )

    • http://soiled.com Gload

      "much anticipated"

      By what, one person? This isn't exactly a AAA title everyone has been following.

      • MrMuesli

        I was being facetious.

  • MrMuesli

    Interesting little dance routine that Ogre had at the beginning...looks like the much anticipated 'Hokey Cokey' spell made it into the game; )

    • http://soiled.com Gload

      "much anticipated"

      By what, one person? This isn't exactly a AAA title everyone has been following.

      • MrMuesli

        I was being facetious.

  • araczynski

    does seem a bit of a diamond in the rough... but am curious to see where it goes.

  • araczynski

    does seem a bit of a diamond in the rough... but am curious to see where it goes.

  • http://quitweedfast.com/ Norman Hill

    Looks cool and the price is pretty affordable. I hope with their incoming funds they will be able to flesh this game out. I'd be willing to pay quite a bit more if they add some more depth to the game.

  • http://quitweedfast.com/ Norman Hill

    Looks cool and the price is pretty affordable. I hope with their incoming funds they will be able to flesh this game out. I'd be willing to pay quite a bit more if they add some more depth to the game.

  • RhythmMan

    Oh this does not look good. Just finished half of the video and decided it's not even worth watching the rest, let alone downloading.

    -no animation when taking damage
    -very slow animations and actions (like fighting under water)
    -enemie AI glitching in the preview video? that does not bode well at all

    That was enough to turn me off...

  • RhythmMan

    Oh this does not look good. Just finished half of the video and decided it's not even worth watching the rest, let alone downloading.

    -no animation when taking damage
    -very slow animations and actions (like fighting under water)
    -enemie AI glitching in the preview video? that does not bode well at all

    That was enough to turn me off...

  • Rad

    The Game looks Great so far!

    Developer please add more enemy types and more destructible items to the levels.

    For the price this looks very promising.

  • Rad

    The Game looks Great so far!

    Developer please add more enemy types and more destructible items to the levels.

    For the price this looks very promising.

  • Ed

    Are you people blind? The enemy is just glitching all over and doesn't even see the player. Wow, seriously? Pass.

  • Ed

    Are you people blind? The enemy is just glitching all over and doesn't even see the player. Wow, seriously? Pass.

  • Cookies

    It looks like the opposite of Tehra, in that enemies die too quickly and you take loads of damage. Aside from that though it's not as pretty and the "graphical intensity" seems to be going to waste really.

  • Cookies

    It looks like the opposite of Tehra, in that enemies die too quickly and you take loads of damage. Aside from that though it's not as pretty and the "graphical intensity" seems to be going to waste really.

  • Balu

    Actually it is quite fun, I beta tested this. It is a bit short on content at the moment, but the developer said, there will be more added.

    Balu

  • Balu

    Actually it is quite fun, I beta tested this. It is a bit short on content at the moment, but the developer said, there will be more added.

    Balu

  • INTENSE

    THIS LOOKS UNFINISHED.

  • INTENSE

    THIS LOOKS UNFINISHED.

  • Greenloop

    the games has really nice graphics and good potential...but it just feels like in alpha or beta...

  • Greenloop

    the games has really nice graphics and good potential...but it just feels like in alpha or beta...